Highlands is a somewhat small town located in the state of Texas. With a population of 8,426 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Highlands is the 268th largest community in Texas.
Unlike some towns, Highlands isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Highlands are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Highlands is a town of sales and office workers, construction workers and builders, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Highlands who work in office and administrative support (14.80%), sales jobs (12.34%), and food service (8.41%).
There are quite a few people in the armed forces living in Highlands, and when you visit or drive around town, you will see military people in and out of uniform, shopping, enjoying life, and being part of the community.
Also of interest is that Highlands has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
Residents will find that the town is relatively quiet. This is because it is not over-populated, and it has fewer college students, renters, and young children - all of whom can be noisy at times. So, if you're looking for a relatively peaceful place to live, Highlands is worth considering.
In Highlands, just 10.99% of people have at least a bachelor's degree, which is quite a bit lower than the national average for cities and towns of 21.84%.
The per capita income in Highlands in 2018 was $24,619, which is middle income relative to Texas and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $98,476 for a family of four. However, Highlands contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Highlands is an extremely ethnically-diverse town. The people who call Highlands home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Highlands residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Highlands also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 43.65% of the town’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Highlands include Irish, English, German, French, and Czech.
Foreign born people are also an important part of Highlands's cultural character, accounting for 19.54% of the town’s population.
The most common language spoken in Highlands is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Polish.